I took the opportunity to attend a 2-hour writers’ workshop with the legendary Bobette Buster yesterday. Ms Buster, a masterful storyteller and workshop leader, artfully guided each of us in introducing ourselves, then, using what we had shared, demonstrated how the stories could be woven to create a remarkable tapestry.
Though it was impossible to capture all of what she shared, here is one (loosely paraphrased) statement:
If we want our children to be happy, the greatest gift we can give them is to tell stories of their parents and grandparents. Growing up with the stories of our elders creates wellbeing within our souls.
Julian Bond, American social activist, Civil Rights Movement leader, politician, professor, and writer passed from this life on 15 August 2015. RIP.
- something performed during an intermission.
- a piece of music played between other pieces or between the verses of a hymn.
- a pause between the acts of a play.
- an intervening period of time.
Musicians and literary artists understand the purpose, meaning and effect of an interlude.
Among other things, it serves the function of connection,
creating a break without signaling the end;
My writing, blog posting and WordPress connection is simply experiencing an interlude while I personally connect with extended and immediate family, and do some traveling.
I miss interacting with you, my WordPress community, immensely, but it’s a much needed break!
See you soon!
Behind Each Face is a compilation of 25 flash fiction stories dedicated to girls and women, and to those who wish to see them overcome, flourish and thrive. It is available in both eBook and print formats on the following outlets:
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Thanks for your enthusiastic responses. I’d be pleased if you would share your thoughts with me.
RELEASED – June 2015
It’s been gratifying to hear responses of readers who have found the stories in Behind Each Face to resonate. Thank you for your kind words.
Again, I honor the girls and women who inspired these 25 Flash Fiction stories.
– Julia Penner-Zook